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Terry, Marion – Online Submission, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative, ethnographic case study was to compare the experiences of stakeholders connected to adult high schools and adult literacy programs in Manitoba, Canada. This is an important study, because it gathered information about providing educational services to adults who have dropped out of school. The researcher used…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Adult Education, High Schools, Adult Literacy
Sahin, Mehmet; Dogantay, Hidayet – Online Submission, 2018
The traditional theories behaviorism, cognitivism, constructivism and connectivism are regarded as essential theories of learning. However, transformational learning theory works with critical thinking in adult learning. This process is based on their experience and it is followed by the steps of thinking and transformation process in perspective…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Transformative Learning, Adult Learning, Skill Development
Mahmoud, Hazem Farouk Ali – Online Submission, 2018
This study aimed to design a program based on visual thinking (VT) to develop the adult learners' English Language Fluency (ELF). The study started with literature review and previous studies related to VT, visual literacy, writing ability and writing fluency (WF). The researcher designed the research program, and the instruments of measuring the…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, English (Second Language), Language Fluency
Rappel, L. – Online Submission, 2017
This paper presents design based research on the role of self-direction in online learning by exploring elements of both individual and collective engagement as significant aspects of learning. By making the claim that online instruction draws on autonomous and social aspects of learning, this paper examines how online teaching environments are…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Independent Study, Experiential Learning, Personal Autonomy
Yeganehpour, Parisa – Online Submission, 2017
These days focus of interest in English learning changes to productive skills, in Turkey. This research study assesses the teachers' point of view about using ice-breakers for adult Turkish EFL learners in upper-intermediate level. It also anticipates finding valuable information with applying ice-breaker activities as a useful teaching policy…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
Bennett, Betty J. – Online Submission, 2017
To address increasing accountability demands, instructional leaders must find ways to expand the current reality of faculty development to create a culture where continuous growth and learning are the standard for professional behavior. Growth Infusion is a framework for creating such a culture. The framework is a result of an extensive search for…
Descriptors: Accountability, Faculty Development, Best Practices, School Culture
Yegani, Hossein; Jodaei, Hojjat – Online Submission, 2017
The current study was conducted to investigate the effect of task-based and topic-based speaking activities on improving the speaking ability among Iranian EFL learners. The study used quasi-experimental design. The subjects consisted of 60 male and female students who were selected from among 90 EFL learners by applying the nelson proficiency…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Comparative Analysis
Ginley, Kristine – Online Submission, 2016
For the "Baby Boomer" generation, there exists inequality and injustice in education, both in dollars spent on education/programs and in amount of study devoted to their learning needs. "When the first baby boomers turned 65 in 2011, there were just under 77 million baby boomers in the population" (Colby & Ortman, 2014).…
Descriptors: Andragogy, Adult Learning, Adult Education, Funding Formulas
Abbasian, Gholam-Reza; Pooshaneh, Leila – Online Submission, 2015
Many empirical investigations have demonstrated that explicit Focus on Form (FOF) methods are more effective than implicit Focus on Meaning (FOM) methods (Norris & Ortega, 2000), because in FOF instruction learners' attention is drawn to linguistic form while FOM instruction requires learners' attention to communicate (Ellis, 2001). However,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Quasiexperimental Design, Adult Learning, English (Second Language)
Tejada Reyes, Venecia – Online Submission, 2015
Learning a foreign language implies that the learner will become, after a number of years, proficient at expressing ideas, dominating new sounds (phonology), improving the range of words (lexicon), becoming proficient at expressing thoughts in acceptable grammatical form (syntax), and gain sufficient mastery to communicate with negative speakers.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Second Language Learning, Learning Problems
Caruth, Gail – Online Submission, 2014
Students in higher education are being taught pedagogically. Moreover, pedagogy has long persisted as the basis for the entire educational system. Education is, however, discovering that adults learn differently than children learn even though they have been taught as children were taught. Students tend to behave dependently when they are in a…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Higher Education, Andragogy, Instruction
K├Ąpplinger, Bernd, Ed.; Lichte, Nina, Ed.; Haberzeth, Erik, Ed.; Kulmus, Claudia, Ed. – Online Submission, 2014
This book assembles over 50 papers from the 7th Triennial European Research Conference of the European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA), which was held from the 4th to the 7th of September 2013 at Humboldt-University in Berlin. The title of the conference was "Changing Configurations of Adult Education in Transitional…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Higher Education, Nontraditional Students
Al-Taiar, Hasanen – Online Submission, 2014
Purpose: The purpose of this thesis was to examine the teaching ways I undertook in teaching medical students and to examine the use of a structured teaching plan for the academic and clinical tutors in psychiatry. The teaching plan was developed for use, initially by Oxford University Academic tutors at the Department of Psychiatry. In addition,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychiatry, Mental Disorders, Teaching Methods
Garrett, Lauretta – Online Submission, 2014
Examining the actions taken during a teaching experiment can provide insight into practices applicable to the use of mathematics technology to assist adult learners. A case study in the form of a teaching experiment was conducted with a small number of subjects to allow for detailed examination of the influence of technology on student thinking.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Thinking Skills
Emerson, Marnice K. – Online Submission, 2013
In an age in which information is available almost instantly and in quantities unimagined just a few decades ago, most educators would agree that teaching adult learners to think critically about what they are reading, seeing, and hearing has never been more important. But just what is critical thinking? Do adult learners agree with educators that…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Best Practices, Critical Thinking
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